[FONT=georgia,palatino][FONT=georgia,palatino]Please forgive my rooster. He is molting right now.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]Standard Silver Spangled Hamburg[/FONT]
[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]From 2008 Hatch[/FONT]
[FONT=georgia,palatino]The Hamburg was developed in Germany and Holland prior to 1700. It is comparatively rare, with less than 1000 registered in North America.[/FONT]
[FONT=georgia,palatino]It is a small breed--cocks tend to weigh only 5 pounds and hens about 4 lb with slender legs and a neat rose comb. The bird comes in more than ten different varieties, including: Silver-Spangled, Golden-Spangled, Golden-Penciled, Silver-Penciled, White, and Black. Penciled breeds are smallest and self-colored birds are largest. There are also bantam Hamburgs, which weigh about 1.5 pounds. Hamburgs are hardy, active birds who are capable of flight and often jumpy around humans.[/FONT]
[FONT=georgia,palatino]Hamburgs mature quickly and are considered good egg producers. Their eggs are rather small with white, glossy shells.